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Main Title Clearing the air : asthma and indoor air exposures /
CORP Author Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Assessment of Asthma and Indoor Air.
Publisher National Academy Press,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 43567582
ISBN 0585309434; 9780585309439; 0309064961; 9780309064965
Subjects Asthma. ; Indoor air pollution. ; Asthma--Government policy--United States. ; Asthma--etiology. ; Air Pollution, Indoor--adverse effects. ; Health Policy. ; Asthma--etiology--United States. ; Air Pollution, Indoor--adverse effects--United States. ; Health Policy--United States.
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N/A Donated by Maureen Hunt.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  RA645.A83 I55 2000 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 05/04/2011
EJAM  RA645.A83I55 2000 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/20/2000
EJDM  RA645.A83I55 2000 Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD 02/17/2006
EKAD  RA 645 .A83 I55 2000 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/23/2010
EKBM  RA645.A83I55 2000 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/27/2004
ELAM  RA645.A83I55 2000 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 05/09/2017
ELBM  RA645.A83I55 2000 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/26/2011
ELDM  RA645.A83I55 2000 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 11/17/2006
ENAM  RA645.A83I55 2000 Region 7 IRC Library/Kansas City,KS 08/02/2002
EOAM  RA645.A83I55 2000 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 08/18/2006
ERAM  RA645.A83I55 2000 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/28/2000
ESAM  RA645.A83I55 2000 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/16/2000
Collation xvi, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Executive summary -- Major issues in understanding asthma -- Methodological considerations in evaluating the evidence -- Patterns of asthma morbidity and mortality -- Pathophysiological basis of asthma -- Indoor biologic exposures -- Indoor chemical exposures -- Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke -- Indoor dampness and asthma -- Asthma and nonresidential indoor environments -- Impact of ventilation and air cleaning on asthma -- Summary of research -- Recommendations and overall conclusions -- Appendix A: Theoretical considerations relevant to the influence of ventilation and air cleaning on exposures to indoor-generated pollutants. "Speaking to a broad audience of health professionals and policymakers, as well as concerned citizens, this book examines how indoor exposures contribute to asthma - its causation, prevalence, and severity. As the committee studied these issues, they addressed asthma among the general population and in sensitive subpopulations including children, low-income individuals, and urban residents." "Based on sound science that reflects the most current findings, the book evaluates mitigation strategies for affecting the indoor air pollutants implicated in asthma. Recognizing that asthma clearly needs an interdisciplinary approach, Clearing the Air also identifies priorities for public health policy, public education outreach, preventive intervention, and further basic research."--Jacket.